Here we go again
Below is the Joe Walsh campaign press release on Melissa Bean’s refusing to come to Barrington candidates’ debates/appearances.
Another Weekend, Two More No Shows From Melissa Bean
Eighth Congressional Incumbent Melissa Bean continues her string of not attending candidate forums and debates in the District.
She failed to attend a Candidate Debate on Sunday, October 17th in Barrington, hosted by the Barrington Tea Party. 60 Republican, Independent, and Democrat voters were in the audience and had questions for Ms. Bean.
Republican Challenger Joe Walsh was the only candidate in attendance and took questions for an hour. Ms. Bean’s office never even offered a reply to the host organization.
Also on Sunday, the Congresswoman failed to attend a meet the candidates forum hosted by the Lake Barrington Shores Association.
Candidates at the federal, state, county, and local levels all were invited to make individual presentations to almost 100 voters in attendance.
Bean’s office was contacted and wouldn’t commit one way or the other.
This behavior is consistent as her office has made it clear that she prefers to show up at events “un-announced” so as to minimize the number of folks in attendance asking her questions.
“It’s outrageous that Ms. Bean continues to avoid getting in front of the voters, ” said Walsh.
“She’s afraid to answer their direct questions. She has made it her policy to only show up at certain events in the district “un announced” so that constituents won’t be able to attend and ask her questions. This would be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic.
“Bean attacked Cong Phil Crane 6 years ago for doing the same darn thing and the local media chimed right in with her. The local media this year is silent when it comes to Bean’s behavior,” said Walsh.
“The fact that an Incumbent Congresswoman hides from her constituents and makes it a policy to show up in public as a ‘surprise’ should be headline news, ” said Walsh.